A man has died after a fire erupted at a disability share home in Sydney’s south-west this morning.
The victim, aged in his 40s, was pulled unresponsive from the single-level villa on River Avenue in Carramar after fire crews were alerted just after 7.15am.
He was carried out by a carer and another resident before paramedics arrived and conducted CPR.
Paramedics were unable to revive him and he died at the scene.
“NSW Fire and Rescue did a great job securing the site so that we could treat our patient in a safe environment,” Inspector Phil Sweet from NSW Ambulance said.
“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and other emergency services, the patient couldn’t be resuscitated.”
Another person was found outside the home suffering from smoke inhalation.
The fire has since been extinguished, however parts of River Avenue remain closed to traffic and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Fire investigators and detectives will begin their examination of the scene once it is declared safe to enter.
It is understood the fire began in the bedroom of the home which was fitted with smoke alarms.